Comparison of views of the globular star cluster NGC 6362 from WFI and Hubble

This colourful view of the globular cluster NGC 6362 on the left was captured by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. This brilliant ball of ancient stars lies in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar). The close up view of the core of the cluster on the right is from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.



About the Image

Release date:31 October 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1243
Size:6541 x 3299 px

About the Object

Name:Composite image, NGC 6362
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Star Clusters

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